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Mary J. Blige beats up her husband - deafening silence from MSM and DV advocates
Is anyone else hearing so much as a peep out of the MSM or so-called DV advocacy groups about this story? Not a word.
Well maybe I am just all fired up on coffee and OTC cold meds today but as far as I am concerned, this is not just going to slip by in the usual stream of news stories that bombards us daily. This is if nothing else THE example of the decade of how DV vs. men is utterly ignored by just about everyone who may (or may not) hear about it via the MSM or any other source. It's nymphotropism and cognitive dissonance in action x 1000. One day I imagine it will be a case-study that SOC101 students will be made to write essays about. (Well, a fellow can dream, can't he?)
The MSM reflects what they believe (and all too often, get right) their viewers or readers want to see in the content they serve up. If there is some inconvenient truth that needs telling, they need to be informed to get on the stick and start telling it or else start losing their advertisers or subscribers.
Let's start with TV contact information, then the (so-called) papers, then radio. Click 'Read more', as I will list contact information for as many MSM sources as I can think of. Also, I will write a sample letter for you to use. Let's roll on this, since if we cannot move on such an open, high-profile, and egregious example of the double-standards at work here, then we may as well hang it up.
BTW, I am not asking only US residents to act on this. The entertainment industry is world-wide. People like Mary J. Blige jet-set all over the place holding parties and premiers. People in other countries have as much purchase on this issue and right to point out her behavior and their own countries' MSMs' negligence to them as those of us in the US do.
Feel free to add contact info in the comments for other news sources you think it would do us good to contact (and really, are there any that are not?)
I will suggest text or commentary along these lines:
I am perplexed that a recent report such as the one about entertainer Mary J. Blige (a woman known to stand up for victims of domestic violence) beating up her husband in public at a recent record opening has not appeared in the news reporting on your (site/radio show/etc.). The NY Post seems be one of only a few sources covering this story (see http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/blige_hauls_off_on_husband_o32W7IKFja08UXzRipJiHI).
This fact is all the more perplexing given that there are plenty of examples, regularly reported, of DV by men against women in the media, but despite private and US government studies showing the relative equality of assault incidents among heterosexual couples crossing gender lines (see http://www.ncfm.org/chapters/la/dv_data.html), reports such as this one are un- or under-disseminated by mainstream media outlets. This creates a false impression regarding the nature and prevalence of domestic violence and hinders efforts to get a truly just measure of the problem, as well as a good chance at forging solutions that are effective.
Please do your part as a (paper/radio show/etc.) to help repudiate this inequity. As a (reader/listener), I ask that you cover this story immediately and solicit input from DV specialists who recognize the true nature of DV as an "equal-opportunity" problem. I would also like to say that I make my (reading/listening/etc.) decisions for news and information based on how well I feel the facts regarding the world are being reported by a given source, even if those facts seem to be "inconvenient truths" by some people's measure.
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